clubs: he participates in a lot of demonstrations that are anti-war/anti-tyrannical government. he’s done a couple of marches and hunger strikes. he’s very into politics and goes to as many protests as possible
sports: rowing team
jinyoung is the sensible group friend. like all of college got7 is a goddamn mess but jinyoung is the designated driver, nurse on call, and therapist all bottled into one when it comes to taking care of his friends
and it’s like he’s not sweet and sugary about it like he will not hesitate to slap bambam awake if he knocks out drunk in the wrong dorm
but also jinyoung is very practical in his schoolwork and life too. like he got into ethics because his self morals are strong and he likes getting down to the real reason some people act the way they do or think the way they do
like he’s always got questions about wealth, power, religion, etc. in his head whenever he analyzes anything
and so that can make him come off as kind of pretentious because he has the insatiable urge to nitpick everything
but no one can argue that he’s not a hardworker. he’s the top of his major and his gpa is perfect but he’s not like a natural genius, he’s someone that studies for hours and hours and puts effort into presentations and essays
and some people are just jealous of that, that’s why they call him ‘pretentious’ or ‘stuck up’ because they don’t look past the fact that yeah - he’s proud of his grades - but do you know what he did to get them?
jackson and yugyeom like to tease jinyoung about loosening up a bit, but jb always shoos them off because jinyoung is sincerely hoping to change something with his career
and that’s why he’s into public policy and administration, like he knows he needs a seat somewhere in the top to inflict real change and sometimes jb is like “jinyoung, i can’t wait till you’re the prime minister.’ and jinyoungs like ‘jaebum you know that’s not realistic’
BUT LIKE IT IS JINYOUNG YOU’RE SO HARD WORKING AND INTELLIGENT YOU COULD DO IT ,<– is what jb is thinking but instead he just shrugs because gotta keep it cool n chic
but yeah jinyoung is just a model student, but he’s outspoken and always busy with some protest organization or researching for his senior thesis that (of course) he’s started early
and whenever someone mentions dating? clubbing? drinking? jinyoung just continues eating his lunch or underlying notes in his book because like Who Has Time for That
like youngjae has tried to ‘brighten up’ jinyoung’s college life by taking him to cooking club and jinyoung ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, let’s just say it was a failure
one; jinyoung can’t cook, two; he made someone cry when he said their cake batter tasted like the inside of a bleach bottle aND HE WAsNT TRYING to BE MEAN He JUSt DIDN’t know how to word it,,,right,,,,
and youngjae was like ‘bro hyung bro think b4 u speak….’ and jinyoung was like “of course i think before i speak youngjae that’s silly i want to be a public figure i need to think all the time-” and youngjae was like ZZZZZ HYUNG I MEANT IN REAL LIFE CONVERSATIONS THINK BEFORE YOU SAY SOMETHING TASTES LIKE BLEACH i s2g….
because jinyoung reads like crazy, he ended up getting a part-time job at the campus book store and like school, he works his hardest at his job
but seriously sometimes he can’t keep his sarcastic side down especially when some kid came in and was like “im looking for the communist…….man……..mani……manfiesta? by some dude named karl marcus?”
jinyoung god damn near lost his shit he was like mAnFi E S T A m …. MARCUS….lISTEN here you LIL …..SHi t. THAT MAN -
and ok jinyoung was straight up about to Educate this boy before the other employee had to run over and be like “ill take this customer!!!! jinyoung go in the back and check the stock!!!”
for the rest of the week jinyoung couldn’t get over it he just kept whispering ‘communist….man…..fiesta……..’ to himself even jb was getting creeped out
but the bookstore is actually how you meet jinyoung
and not because you talk to him or meet him at the register it’s because you come in, after your godforsaken saturday class, just to read a passage from your utmost favorite novel
and you don’t buy it, you don’t have to you have a copy at home, but you just…….love reminding yourself of those specific lines and just standing in that shop for ten, fifteen minutes reading them over gives you enough energy to keep going
and one day, out of pure curiosity you write a note on a piece of paper you ripped from your binder and it simply says ‘do you like this book too?’ and you stick it between the pages of your favorite novel and leave
and only like when you’re in your dorm late that night do you realize that’s the CORNIEST THING EVER but like it’s too late and to be honest the week goes by and you forget
but you’re reminded when you go back in on saturday and pull your favorite book from the shelf and out falls the slip of paper and you’re like ‘oh it’s what i wrote!’ but when you open it,,,,,,,,,it doesn’t say ‘do you like this book too?’ instead it says; ‘yes. very much.’
and you’re like WAIT.
and you damn near drop the book but you’re like dkfhej ok OK do i answer back???? what do i do???? and you’re gripping the book so hard you might bend it but you’re like thinking to yourself,,,,like there’s no harm in responding right???
so you rip out some more paper and write ‘what line do you like best?’ and stick it back into the book
only to run out of the store with your hands on your face becAUSE WhaT Are you D O I NG this isn’t some romance movie
but,,,,,you can’t help but feel excited for your next saturday
and you don’t see but jinyoung watches you run out of the store and immediately drops his clipboard to go back to the section where he’s seen you stand every saturday for the last semester and he flips through the pages of your favorite book and out falls the slip
and outloud he reads; “what line do you like best?” and he grins to himself and flips over the paper to write; “i like too many. my favorite chapter is chapter 6.”
and he’s smiling when he gets back to the register and his co worker is like,,,,yo,,,,jinyoung,,,,,did you get a 100 on your test or something//??? and jinyoung is like what are you talking abut and the co worker is like it’s just,,,,,you’re all smiley today
and jinyoung is like “i am? i didn’t notice, stop looking at my face and concentrate on work” and the co worker is like YIKES ok sir but jinyoung is also like,,,,,,,,,touching his lips like ,,,,,,,what’s with me
and this note passing between you two goes on for like two fricken months
and it goes from talking about the book to asking questions about your thoughts and your goals and like
you don’t know who this stranger is, this person who doesn’t ask your name or what you look like or who your friends are - they’re just asking you ‘what do you want to do in life?’ ‘what do you want your impact to be?’
and you don’t stay 10-15 minutes anymore you stay for longer,,,thinking your answer through,,,,doing your best to convey your thoughts
but one day when the questions is; ‘what do you see your future as’ you write ‘that’s impossible to answer, too much can happen and change’
and you place the book back onto to see someone come into the aisle and take it
and you see that it’s this tall boy and you’re like oH,,,,is,,,is it him but he doesn’t even look your way he takes the book out with your note in it and turns to go pay for it and you’re like
WAIT IF ITS NOT HIM HES GONNA READ THE NOTE=
and you like run over and catch him at the register where jinyoung is
and you’re like “um!!!! i actually really need to buy that book-” and the guys like “this? but i need it for class.” and you’re like “so do i!!! i was just putting it back because i didn’t have enough money, but then i was like oH whatever ill put it on my card so if you could give me the book-”
before you can finish though the cashier takes the book from the guy and hands it to you and the guys like wtf? but jinyoung is like “would you rather i give you the pdf link? you can read it on your laptop and it’s cheaper-” and the guys like oh sweet sure
and you’re holding the book looking at jinyoung who tells the guy how to get the book on his laptop and that’s when it hits you
if anyone could have been having a conversation with you through notes in a book,,,,then it has to be someone that works there who wouldn’t have any reason to buy the book
and so when jinyoung comes back he’s like “do you want me to ring you up for that?”
but you just smile and shake your head and you’re like “im going to put it back.”
and you turn to leave but jinyoung is like “wait, let me first check something.” and as expected when you hand the book back he takes the note out, reads your answer and again chuckles
turning to look up at you , you notice the pretty curve of his lips and the deep set brown of his eyes and he says
“too much can happen and change? i like that.”
and you kind of feel your face grow hot and you’re like,,,,,,,, “so it is you….” and jinyoung is like “yes, it’s me.”
and you don’t know what but maybe you were expecting something to happen when it was finally revealed but jinyoung is just so casual about it and you’re like
“can we keep doing it?”
and he looks startled for a second, but then he adjusts the glasses he wears only to work and he’s like “of course, but here - this is my number it’ll be easier this way.”
and you’re like looking down at the paper he scribbled his number on and it’s on the paper you wrote your answer on and you take it and tell him you’ll contact him soon
and jinyoung is like “oh, give me the book by the way.”
and you do and he rings it up and takes out his own credit card to swipe and then hands the book back to you and is like
“keep it. it’s a memory.”
and honestly you’re too scared to text jinyoung and you’re too scared to go back to the bookstore because what if he asks you about not texting him until one day you see an envelope tapped to the front of your door and when you open it it’s a handwritten letter from jinyoung
and it goes; “you’re right, giving you my number was too easy. let’s hand write letters. i have a question; “if the future is impossible - what do you wish you were doing now?”
and at the bottom it says that he’s in the north dorm room 007
and you write out this whole thing about how you wish you were doing better in school, how you wish you were on better terms with more people, all these worries and when you head to the north dorm, with trembling hands you write ‘for jinyoung’ and slide it under
and only two days later you find the envelope on your door as well and when you open it you have to cover your mouth because it says;
“ah…..if it’s ok, i will tell the truth: i wish i was holding you.”
and YOURE LIKE W H E R R E DI T HIS THI COME f RO m…..
but let’s be honest jinyoung has seen you for months coming into the bookstore, smiling to yourself over your favorite novel, looking picturesque agains the sunlight coming through the window
and your glow, like it’d be hard for him /not/ to fall for you
and even though got7 thinks jinyoung has no game, like c’mon the boy reads, he listens, he observes, he knows how to capture someones heart
aND BoY oh B OY did he capture yours
and you think the whole night on how to respond to him but instead you pick up the courage and on an evening when you know the bookstore closes early you go down to dorm 007, knock
and when jinyoung opens the door, plain white t-shirt and messy hair you’re like i made. a . good. decision
and he’s like “oh-”
and you’re like “im here to make your wish come true.”
and im not gonna go into detail, but you know what jinyoung meant by hold you and like he’s overworked. always being relied upon, always studying, always trying to strive for the best. he needs to lay down and relax
and you know you help with that ,,,,,,,,,, let him lay down and,,,,,,help him relax
and wow who knew model ethics major jinyoung has a lil secret tattoo on his hipbone ,,,,,,,,,it’s a rose and you kiss it and jinyoung goes from poker face to,,,,,,,,,,,,open mouthed maybe biting his knuckles to quiet himself down face
ok im getting way too into this moving on
afterwords jinyoung realizes that ok. first off everyone was right putting studying aside for a bit and,,,,getting intimate really does cure stress pretty well
also when you sit up and reach over to thumb through the book on philosophy after your done jinyoung is like: this is my dream person
but see you assume that this is a hookup, like you don’t stay the night because you know jinyoung is busy and you just tell him that you’ll be waiting for his letter with a giggle
and you don’t expect one, but a couple days later there’s a letter on your door and it goes;
“thanks for making my wish come true, come over tonight and ill grant you a wish of your own.”
best believe park jinyoung Goes Down to Town this blessed night and for the children im not telling you what that means and entails
and this exchanging letters, hooking up, staying up till the morning talking about books and about the moral lessons of life
like it becomes a thing
and whenever jackson or yugyeom is like “jinyoung, just get laid” jinyoung just calmly flips the page of his notes and is like “done that, any other advice?”
aND everyone wants to know who it is jinyoung’s with and you’re just like im Not Gonna Say Anything because like,,,,,,,you don’t even know if you and jinyoung are a ‘thing’
like you’re both too busy to go on dates and neither of you has ever asked the other one out
like yes you tell each other your secrets and your opinions ,,,, but you’re like is that dating??? we don’t hold hands, we don’t take photos together, does jinyoung even want that??
and so it’s all a sweet secret until. you’re over at jinyoung’s dorm getting dressed and you’re done and about to say goodbye when there’s a knock on the door and it’s jinyoung’s friend bambam who’ve youve seen once or twice
and you want to slip by him but he tilts his head toward jinyoung and he’s like “is he tutoring you?” and LIKE you and jinyoung have told no one about what’s been going on so you’re like “um yeah~!! he’s my ethics tutor!!” and bambam smiles and he’s like “good, so it’s cool if i ask you out right?”
and you can feel the temperature in the room grow cold and you’re like “w-what?” and bambam’s like “i see you all the time around campus, you’re cute and it’s lucky jinyoung knows you. i was just wondering, are you free any time soon?”
and you don’t know what to say because this is a decisive moment, should you say no because of whats going on with you and jinyoung? should you say yes just because youve never been good at letting someone down???
and like your head legit might start spinning but it’s when bambam leans his hand over, seemingly to pinch your cheek to see if you’re going to respond that jinyoung gets up and grabs him by the wrist
and bambam looks over and you’re like
OH my go D JINYOUNG YOURE STILL in YOUR BOxERs
and bambam is like ??!?!?!?!?!?!??!!?!?!??!!?!?!
and you’re like g;fdfhivew jINYOuNG and jinyoung is like “don’t touch them”
and like bambam is like “hyung,,,,oh my god hyung you’re not tutoring them are you.” and jinyoung rolls his eyes like
“no bambam. im not tutoring them.”
and bambam goes as red as a damn cherry and he’s like o h OH WELL I SEE HOW IT IS OK ILL BE GOING BYE
and he zooms the hell out of there and you’re looking at jinyoung with wide eyes and he’s like sighing like “it was going to come out some day..”
and you’re like “….what was gonna come out…..” and jinyoung ruffles your hair and he’s like
“that we’re dating, of course.”
and you can’t help the blossoming feeling of happiness that spreads through your stomach because like,,,,,while yes you liked the physical intimacy of being with jinyoung,,,,,,you also fell in love with his mind and how he speaks and how much he knows
and he never cuts you off of your opinion and he lets you reason things outloud and it’s so comfortable yet you learn so much from him
and you can’t help but be proud to be able to say someone like him is your boyfriend, like he is very much the type that you want to take back home to mom
and like jinyoung notices how giddy you are and he laughs and is like ‘come here’
and you go over and he takes your hand and kisses your fingertips and is like
“im sorry we didn’t make it clear between us, but would you like to date?”
and you’re like “,,,,yes of course!!!!” and he keeps kissing your fingertips till he’s kissing up your arm and then pulls you down on him
only five minutes later to be like cRAP i NEED to prepare my speech for tomorrows protest
and you’re like should i go??? and he’s like “you can sleep in my bed if you want or help me go over my speech?”
and like im telling you right now: jinyoung only lets people that he holds up to really high standards critique his work so when he lets you read over his speech he’s showing you that he really trusts you and values what you have to say
like he never in his damn life would let yugyeom edit his speech. he’d first sell his right toe
like bambam finds out first, and you and jinyoung are both like /: he might tell others but to your surprised he doesnt????? and jinyoung finally is just like
like he grabs your hand and is like “im dating them” as he’s sitting at a table full of all his friends
and jackson’s the first to drop his chopsticks followed by a very long yell from yugyeom and a slow clap from mark
it’s very eventful
jb for a second thinks he’s hallucinating but you’re like hi im real. i love jinyoung
and everyone’s like hE Y WELCOME TO THE FAMILY
remember how i said jinyoung is the sensible friend? well now you and jinyoung are the sensible couple. the sensible parents. you now hold the life of 6 young men in your hands because without you and jinyoung. they’d probably die
and jinyoung actually worries that you might cave under the work, but soon enough you’re like “i should pack lunches for everyone!!” or you’re like bringing extra water bottles when you hang out with them and you always have a napkin to give bambam and an extra pen to give to jb
and long story short all of got7 is heart eyes for you because you’re so caring and jinyoung is like coughs they were never this soft and thankful when it was just me
but jinyoung of course you know his plate is full of work, school, rowing team (no wonder his upper body is so strong, you noticed when he was holding your waist while you were ontop and you were like wait his arms. they’re toned. they’re toned AS HELL), and of course all the social activism he’s doing so you’re fine that you guys can’t go on a lot of dates
because even though you’re dating, every now and then jinyoung fold up a piece of paper and leaves it in an envelope on your dorm door and it’s nothing too long or too serious
just reminders that he thinks he’s the luckiest man on earth to have found you
you treasure the book jinyoung bought you, the copy of your favorite novel where you first exchanged notes and for the longest time you try to figure out what his favorite book is so you can buy him it back as a gift on your anniversary
but jinyoung reads so many books……that it has you at a loss so in the end you get him a set of fancy bookmarks and blush because you admit you couldn’t figure out his favorite book
and jinyoung thinks it’s adorable he chuckles and put his hand on the back of your neck so he can pull you in for a kiss
you best believe jinyoung wants to meet your parents but you’re living on campus so all you get to do is skype with them and when you bring jinyoung onto the screen your mom is just like WOW! is that a MODEL! WOW! HANDSOME! and jinyoung charms her even more with sweet talk and casually dropping the fact that he has a 4.0 gpa and like
wow, i said this before but: this ! one ! you ! bring ! home ! to ! mom !
jinyoung never disappoints, he’s a gentleman through and through always offering to carry your things, always thumbing the corner of your mouth if you have a crumb stuck, pulls out chairs for you, pays on all your dates
and even when you’re like jinYOung let me take care of you- he’s like no no i have to take care of you
but im just gonna put it out here: that’s not always the case in the bedroom
me: digs a hole and stays in it im soRRY
but yes the only glimpses of un-gentleman like jinyoung you see are if you stay the night and in the morning you see his toothbrush fall out of his mouth because you’re just wearing his shirt
or when he snaps at yugyeom or bambam and hisses for them to piss off and let him study (this only happens if they’re being eXTRemely loud. or if bambam is trying to fake ask you out to get a reaction out of jinyoung. which he always does and it’s so funny like jinyoung you know he’s playing why are you so jealous???)
jinyoung probably: i can’t risk losing my most precious person
you: oh my god i love you
yugyeom: oh my god that’s so romantic im gonna thROW UP
except lbr yugyeom would love it and be like hYUNG let me take a pic of you and them for my insta so i can tag it ‘true love is beautiful. jinyoung would know since he was always ugly bef- plEASE DONT HIT Me WITH THE TEXTBOOK”
jinyoung always has his hand on your lower back to steady you, it’s like a reflex of his and it’s warm and makes you feel safe
you always take his glasses off for him and clean them even when he insists he can do it himself and you’re like no!!! let me!!!
jinyoungs heart just shattering when you lean up to put them back on for him and he can’t resist the urge to lean in and kiss you
you see photos of jinyoung in the news from when he went to one of his protests and it makes you so proud and you tag along to some with him and his passion fires you up to be passionate too
when jb told you jinyoung used to dream of being the prime minister when he was younger, you can’t help but think that that would be amazing. jinyoung’s so bright and well spoken, you tell jinyoung that he was basically born the be a public figure and jinyoung just melts because stop jb don’t tell them that they’re gonna compliment me and im gonna D I E
lmfao you: hey, what’s that rose tattoo on your hip even mean jinyoung?
jackson, spitting out his coffee: TATTOO? HIP TATTOO? WHAT NOW?
“Ok so you have to make a right in 5.3 miles.” You said reading the gps on your phone as your husband drove.
“Ok.” He says keeping his eyes on the road. Silence filled the car except for the music playing on the radio.
Your best friend had invited you and your husband to hang out with her and her boyfriend for a weekend. The only problem was she lived 6 hours away from you. So you and your husband decided to drive there since this would be the first time you traveled together as husband and wife.
“You’re a horrible DJ. I’m about to fall asleep.” He says and you laugh rolling your eyes.
“What did you say before we started driving two hours ago?” You say and he laughs.
“I do not recall.” You lightly smack his arm.
“Just admit it or I’m going to play the same song over and over again for the next 4 hours.”
“Fine.” He says and you take that as him admitting it so you can play your favorite songs. You smile really big and plug in your phone to his radio.
“You can’t complain.” You say as you click shuffle. You couldn’t think of a really good song so you just played whatever was on your playlist.
He leans over and puts the volume up. You sit back and look back at your phone for the directions.
“Your playlist isn’t as bad as I thought it would be.” He said as you guys reached the one hour mark.
“I don’t listen to bad music. You should know that since we’ve been married for 3 months and dated for 2 years!” He glares at you and you roll your eyes.
“Remember that one song that you liked and the singer said the same thing throughout the whole song.” You groan and lean back laughing.
“One song and you think all of my favorites are like that.”
“Hey you’re the one that recommended me to listen to it.” He says and you laugh smacking his arm lightly.
“I honestly can’t believe you remember that! It was our first week of texting each other.” He laughs and holds your hand.
“Do you know how nervous I was texting you? Now when I think back to it I’m like what the hell was I nervous about?” You laugh and interlock your fingers with his.
“You? I was worse! I kept asking people for a good response to your texts.” You confess and he starts laughing like crazy.
“Are you serious? Why?”
“Because I didn’t want to sound stupid!” You look down as you hear the voice from your phone. “Wow 30 more minutes.” You say and he raises his eyebrows.
“That went by really fast.”
“Of course because I was here.” You give him a look and he laughs at your cockiness.
“I can’t get over how you asked people what to respond to me.” You groan and cover your face.
“Ugh I don’t know why I even told you if you’re going to keep bringing it up.” He laughs and reaches for your hands as the light turns red.
“It just amazes me that you cared so much of what I would think of you that you wanted someone to help you. Meanwhile I was head over heels in love with you.” You uncover your face and look at him.
“Really?” You say and he nods. You lean over and give him a quick peck as the light turned green.
“When you told me you liked me too I thought I was on cloud 9. Like the girl I had a huge crush on actually liked me. Now thinking back to it, it’s crazy but yeah I married the woman of my dreams…” you laughed at his little confession. “Whatcha laughing at?” He says reaching over to poke your side.
“Babe!” You screamed laughing. “I just think it’s cute that’s all.” He reaches over and takes your hand in his.
“You’re cute.” He says as he kisses it and you feel a blush slowly creep on your cheeks.